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A genetic algorithm for ground-based telescope observation scheduling
Author(s): William Mahoney; Christian Veillet; Karun Thanjavur
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Paper Abstract

A prototype genetic algorithm (GA) is being developed to provide assisted and ultimately automated observation scheduling functionality. Harnessing the logic developed for manual queue preparation, the GA can build suitable sets of queues for the potential combinations of environmental and atmospheric conditions. Evolving one step further, the GA can select the most suitable observation for any moment in time, based on allocated priorities, agency balances, and realtime availability of the skies' condition.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 September 2012
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 8448, Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems IV, 84480W (13 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.926662
Show Author Affiliations
William Mahoney, Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope Corp. (United States)
Christian Veillet, Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope Corp. (United States)
Karun Thanjavur, Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8448:
Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems IV
Alison B. Peck; Robert L. Seaman; Fernando Comeron, Editor(s)

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